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English noun: squinch

1. squinch (artifact) a small arch built across the interior angle of two walls (usually to support a spire)

Broader (hypernym)arch

Narrower (hyponym)trumpet arch

English verb: squinch

1. squinch (motion) crouch down

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)bend, bow, crouch, stoop

2. squinch (motion) draw back, as with fear or pain

SamplesShe flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf.

Synonymscringe, flinch, funk, quail, recoil, shrink, wince

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)move

Narrower (hyponym)retract, shrink back

3. squinch (body) cross one's eyes as if in strabismus

SamplesThe children squinted so as to scare each other.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)grimace, make a face, pull a face

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